Saturday, January 06, 2007

New stash awaits.............

waiting on the mailman that is. I've been very good to myself this week. I've spent around $325 on stash for 3 upcoming projects! I never buy and stash stuff - I wait until I'm ready to start a project, them I gather the supplies I need. Not this time!

I've always wanted to stitch a Mirabilia, and was gifted (thanks S) with the Queen Mermaid http://www.mirabilia.com/crossStitchFrames/md57.html and Tammy at Stab and Stash http://www.stabandstash.com/ gifted me with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind piece of 32ct Linen that will be beautiful for this piece. Here's the DMC color chart http://www.needlepointers.com/displaypage.aspx?ArticleID=31979&URL=http%3a%2f%2fyarntree.com%2f075dmcolors.jpg, the outer ring of color is a beautiful teal like 3808 or 991, it has splashes of apricot like 3778 and 3779 along with a lemon yellow like 727 and a little baby blue. You just have to see it - and you will once I start stitching. Just waiting on the beads to arrive and make sure everything matches okay.

Everyone I know seems to be starting Blackstone Fantasy Garden by Ink Circles http://www.inkcircles.com/html/blackstone_fantasy_garden.html so I had to have it too - and the recommended thread pack from Carrie's Creations http://www.carriesthreads.com/images/Blackstone_Fantasy.jpg - aren't they GORGEOUS. Ordered 32ct Jobelan in Parchment (DMC 543) for this one.

Now, I've always wanted to try a Chatelaine (enter Kim, who got me hooked on Taj Mahal). So, that chart and recommended silks and bead pack took a big chunk from my checkbook this week. I've ordered 32ct Jobelan in Ivory.

I've taken this pampering business a little too far.....I did manage to shave my legs 4 times this week (that's a record for winter time). And, the best of all is my face cream from Bath & Body Works http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2126960&cp=2484526.2413515&view=all&view=all&parentPage=family
this stuff is like silk for your skin. It is incredible - I bought a trial kit last year and am just now getting around to using it everyday. It seems pricey but a little bit goes a long, long way.

I've been stitching on my Truth SK, around 2000 stitches left. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.....

2 comments:

Kip said...

pfftt I get blamed for everything! I love getting loads of stash so I'm really really jealous right now

Jen said...

One can never go too far with pampering!

-Jen